A first-term lawmaker is pushing legislation he contends will block at least two branches of the federal government from imposing their will on Arizona.Read More »
For the past 11 years, Ken Strobeck has fought for cities’ rights at the Legislature as the director...
Republican Rep. Jay Lawrence of Scottsdale told readers of the blog that he had filed a complaint wi...
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Rep. Ceci Velasquez, D-Phoenix, has agreed to a plea bargain to end a criminal case alleging food st...
The City of Phoenix has sued the state over a law passed earlier this year that changes the way muni...
Rep. J.D. Mesnard, R-Chandler, appears to have locked up the votes to become the next speaker of the...
Beginning Jan. 1, buyers of solar equipment for their homes will get new consumer protections, survivors of first responders can get a vehicle registered for free, and those who bury courts in legally meaningless filings will have to pay their own way.Read More »
From Goliath to Disneyland to toothpicks to service animals, here are several dozen of the most notable Capitol quotes from 2015.Read More »
Capitol protesters voiced their views on subjects from education to midwives. Sen. Carlyle Begay drew a crowd of supporters when he changed parties from Democrat to Republican. Secretary of State Michele Reagan reached out to a younger generation of potential voters. Those and other scenes were captured in the top photos of 2015.Read More »
The Arizona Senate’s unilateral decision to adjourn left numerous bills for dead, including a measure designed to outlaw “revenge porn” and settle an ongoing lawsuit against the state.Read More »
Surprising no one, Sen. Carlyle Begay left the Democratic Party in 2015.Read More »
Republican Rep. Bob Thorpe of Flagstaff became the new poster child for the Republican insurrection against President Obama, at least according to a pair of editorials in national newspapers.Read More »
As lawmakers developed the fiscal year 2016 spending plan, an unofficial rallying point among the education and human services communities was that the prison system is growing at the expense of schools and children.Read More »
During his first year as speaker of the House, Republican David Gowan of Sierra Vista came under fire from members of his caucus, not for his legislative policies or plans for the state, but for his loose spending with the House budget.Read More »
When Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled his first state budget proposal to the public in January, House Speaker David Gowan, Senate President Andy Biggs and their chambers’ budget committee chairmen stood at the new governor’s flanks, nodding and smiling for the cameras.Read More »